Restoring Wholeness through Collective Transformation

Welcome to the 2021 IFS Annual Conference

For nearly 30 years the IFS Annual Conference has been a place to connect in community with fellow IFS enthusiasts and learn about the latest applications of the model.  

This year, we’re offering the first ever virtual IFS Annual Conference, October 14-16, 2021. 

Our community is bigger, and more global than ever, and we’ve been through a lot since our last conference. Together we will learn, heal, and celebrate the growing movement of IFS with the theme: Restoring Wholeness Through Collective Transformation.  

The IFS Annual Conference is open to all -- seasoned IFS practitioners as well as non-therapists -- interested in learning about or expanding their knowledge of IFS. Workshop themes will cover a broach of topics including Couples & Relationship –Family and Children – Trauma –Addiction – Mind, Body & Spirit, Cultural Competency and IFS in Daily Life.  

Here's just a few examples of the topics you’ll see at the Virtual IFS Annual Conference 

  • Internal Consent as a Foundation for Self-Led Sexuality with Patty Rich

  • IFS and Psychedelics: A Divine Marriage with Norma Stevens and Heather Smith 

  • Intent vs. Impact: Restoring Wholeness Across Our Difference with Jory Agate and Fatimah Finney

  • Self-Led Parenting: Raising Anti-Racist Children with Seth Kopald 

  • Using IFS and IFIO with Mixed-Neurology Couples with Kim Bolling

  • IFS & Creativity: Legacy Burdens and Loss in the Pandemic Era with Peggy Kolodny and Salicia Mazero

  • Exploring the Integration of the Enneagram and IFS with Joan Ryan and Tammy Sollenberger 

  • Embracing Polarities: The Key to Addictive Process  and Choice with Cece Sykes

  • and more! 

2021 Internal Family Systems Pre-conference Institute


Widening the IFS Lens through the Voices of Global Majority


Global Majority is a collective term that encourages us to recognize that together, those of African, Asian, Latin American, and Arab descent along with Indigenous people from around the world comprise the vast majority of people worldwide. Global Majority is not meant to be male-centric or heteronormative. Understanding this truth has the power to disrupt and reframe our conversations on race.

We will hear from:

  • Deran Young
  • Philip Butler
  • Fatimah Finney 
  • Rosa Bramble
  • Tamala Floyd
  • Carmen Jimenez - Pride
  • and more!

Friday and Saturday

Friday and Saturday will each feature 2 plenary sessions, a variety of workshops and opportunities for personal connection with others from around the world.  

Plenary presenters include, 

  • Dick Schwartz 
  • Bessel van der Kolk
  • Susan McConnell
  • Frank Anderson
  • and many more! 

We will connect in community to learn through timely topics including IFS and Psychedelics IFS and the Body, IFS and the LGBTQ+ Community, Compassionate Parenting and MUCH more!

We hope that you will join us for the first virtual IFS Conference! 

The IFS Conference is open to all – seasoned IFS practitioners as well as non-therapists -- interested in learning about or expanding their knowledge of IFS. Earn IFS certification credits, discover a wide range of learning opportunities and connect with other IFS practitioners.


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Who Should Attend?

Psychologists, Psychiatrists, Social Workers, Marriage and Family Therapists, Alcohol and drug abuse counselors, Art, music, & dance therapists, Doctors, Nurses, Coaches, IFS Training participants, Teachers and Educators,  Business leaders, Body workers, Clergy, and other allied mental health professionals who work with children, adolescents, & adults as well as those interested in personal and professional development.


Join us for powerful conversations focusing on Microaggressions, Healing in the Middle East, IFS & Psychedelics, Somatic Approaches in Collective Trauma and more!

Fatimah Finney

Fatimah Finney, MA, LMHC

Hoda Refaat

Hoda Refaat, MD, M.SC,


Chady Rahmé, PhD

Ann-Katrin Bochman

Ann-Katrin Bochmann, PhD

Bessel van der kolk

Bessel van der Kolk, M.D.

Dick Schwartz

Dick Schwartz, PhD

Frank Anderson

Frank Anderson, MD

Susan McConnell, MA, CHT

Susan McConnell, MA, CHT

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Contact Us! 

For general conference inquires please email:

Ashley Curley | Conference Manager
Tel 401.601.0445

Save the Date | 2021 IFS Annual Conference | October 14-16, 2021 | Virtual